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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare,North Uist
Ten Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on on the island this afternoon

West Gerinish, South Uist
14 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and a further 50 are on the Range

Howmore River, South Uist
57 Black-tailed Godwits were there this morning

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:05-11:45
Weather: Wind SSW f3-4, variable mist and drizzle in first half of watch easing later. 8/8 cloud. Temp 14 - 16c.

A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (N), 15 Red-throated Divers (14S 1N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 11 Storm Petrels (S), 18 Fulmars (17S 1N), 11 Sooty Shearwaters (S), 1 **Great Shearwater** (S), 126 Manx Shearwaters (S), 310 Gannets (298S 12N), 19 Whimbrel (S), 8 Turnstone (S), 1 Redshank (S), 2 Kittwakes (S), 3 Lesser Black-backed Guylls (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 2 Arctic Skuas-light phase (S), 6 Razorbills (S) and 34 auksp (S).
Also present in the area were Mallard 52, Tufted Duck 12, Red-throated Diver 2, Peregrine 1, alba wagtail sp. 2, Meadow Pipit 12 and Ruff (north bay)
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Single Spotted Flycatchers at Castlebay and Eoligarry. Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on the move this afternoon and evening: I counted 57 going south at Brevig in an hour mid afternoon.